How to delete or close your Instagram account

To follow on from my last post on Instagram's new terms of use - if you wish to close your Instagram account as many (including myself) have done, here are the key steps. Firstly, download all the photos from your Instagram account so that they're not lost when the account is closed. You can do this by using an online service such as Copygram or Instaport.

Secondly, just visit this address and follow the prompts:


The Internet tonight is filled with much wailing and gnashing of teeth from photographers, Internet marketers, and social media junkies, and this stumble by Instagram will leave a  gap in the market. Like nature the Internet abhors a vacuum. What will take Instagram's place?